“It’s not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand,” Gou told reporters following a business forum, according to a Reuters report.
One of the bigger problems plaguing the iPhone 5 is its aluminum rear plate, which is prone to chips and scratches because aluminum is a softer metal. Another reason why Foxconn cannot keep up with the iPhone 5 high demand is because this is the first iPhone to have the touch panel integrated with its display components.
Introduced on Sept. 21, the iPhone 5 is the first to not include Google Maps as its iOS system. The 6th generation handset is also the first to include a smaller connector, called Lightning. The previous iOS devices included a 30-pin connector.
Because of this, the new customers must purchase adapters in order to use the iPhone 5 with accessories such as car chargers and speaker systems.